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    1. Sungrow-Samsung SDI Introduces Energy Storage Systems

      Sungrow-Samsung SDI Introduces Energy Storage Systems

      Sungrow-Samsung SDI, an energy storage system supplier, has released new energy storage system solutions at Solar Power International 2016, the largest solar tradeshow in the North America (Las Vegas, NV; Booth #2059). The system solution integrates, energy storage inverters and Li-ion batteries and is designed to address system integration problems, especially in the North America market and is based on Sungrow-Samsung SDI’ cutting-edge technologies. This integrated system solution is applicable to commercial energy storage, energy storage power systems and the micro grid.

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    2. U.S. Senators Propose Tax Credit for Energy Storage

      U.S. Senators Propose Tax Credit for Energy Storage

      U.S. Senator Dean Heller issued the following statement after becoming a cosponsor of S. 3159, the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act. The legislation, introduced by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, establishes investment tax credits (ITC) for business and home use of energy storage. The bipartisan bill was also cosponsored by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Angus King (I-Maine), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii). The proposed tax incentives are modeled on the current ITCs for solar energy and apply to either large, grid-connected energy storage systems or to smaller battery systems for residential power. Home battery storage, coupled with a small wind or roof-top solar system, could be used to store energy during the day for use later in the day or during overcast skies and to help consumers reduce their energy bills.

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      Mentions: Hawaii U.S. Minnesota
    3. Crescent Dunes Solar Plant with Molten Salt Energy Storage

      Crescent Dunes Solar Plant with Molten Salt Energy Storage

      SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project is a utility-scale solar power plant with fully integrated energy storage technology. Using the sun’s energy, and requiring no fossil fuels, the project delivers electricity on demand, much like a coal, oil, natural gas or nuclear power plant, except with zero emissions, no hazardous waste and low water use. The Crescent Dunes project, located near Tonopah, Nevada, generated its first test electricity in the fall of 2015 after completing synchronization with the grid. Full load electricity generation at 110 megawatts of net electricity output has been achieved and the project has passed the necessary test to reach full commercial operation under its 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with NV Energy, Nevada’s largest electric utility. Consistent with the rollout plan, the facility will ramp up to its full annual output over the coming year.

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      Mentions: SolarReserve
    4. Energy Storage Provider ViZn Energy Systems Raises Funds, Expands Operations

      Energy Storage Provider ViZn Energy Systems Raises Funds, Expands Operations

      ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a provider of energy storage systems for commercial, industrial, microgrid and utility applications, announced that it has raised $24 million to date, including over $7 million in 2014.  ViZn will expand its operations into Austin, Texas (US) with the opening of its new corporate headquarters. The Austin office will house ViZn’s executive level staff along with certain new company functions.

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      Mentions: Texas Montana
    5. Trends in Residential Solar Energy Storage

      Trends in Residential Solar Energy Storage

      The global market for grid-connected residential photovoltaic (PV) solar installations with energy storage is predicted to grow tenfold to reach more than 900MW in 2018, up from just 90MW in 2014, according to IHS Technology. That is tremendous growth, but with global installed PV capacity estimated at about 133GW in 2013, energy storage installation has to overcome many technical hurdles and market challenges before we see widespread adoption.

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      Mentions: Australia Japan Texas
    6. Ice-Based Energy Storage

      Ice-Based Energy Storage

      While battery storage makes sense for running electronics and lighting within a building, thermal energy storage, specifically ice-based energy storage, makes the most sense for cooling occupants. When using ice-based energy storage, cooling is created and stored in the form of ice. The ice is then discharged as needed during the day to offset or augment a smaller electric chiller to cool building occupants. It may be possible for solar to power the chiller that is creating the ice in this system, so when a cloud comes over you have stored cooling available instead of drawing power from the grid. To control system sizing in a commercial building, a smaller partial ice storage system sized for the average load of the building, rather than the peak load, may be used in order to lower daytime energy usage, peak demand and first costs. This targeted strategy makes the most economic sense as it allows a building to lower energy usage during the utility’s most expensive periods of the day.

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      Mentions: California U.S.
    7. Japan's Energy Storage Subsidies Expected to Spark Market Growth

      Japan's Energy Storage Subsidies Expected to Spark Market Growth

      Earlier this month, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced plans to subsidize lithium-ion battery storage systems, which are co-located with renewable energy systems. Consumers will be able to claim up to two-thirds of up-front costs back up to a maximum of $10,000 whilst the limit for businesses will be set at $100,000. A total budget of around $98 million has been set aside for this program.

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      Mentions: Japan Germany
    8. Trojan Battery Names Ed Dunlap Senior VP and CFO

      Trojan Battery Names Ed Dunlap Senior VP and CFO

      Trojan Battery Co., a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has appointed Ed Dunlap as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).  Dunlap will be responsible for all aspects of Trojan Battery’s finance programs as well as lead the company’s finance, information technology and commodities strategies teams.  He also will serve as a member of Trojan’s Executive Steering Committee.

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      Mentions: Colorado Trojan
    9. Schmid Group to Build PV Factory in Argentina (developing flow battery)

      Schmid Group to Build PV Factory in Argentina (developing flow battery)

      The Schmid Group will build a fully integrated PV module production factory in San Juan, Argentina ... Schmid is currently producing (its first) battery systems with the durable, powerful vanadium redox flow technology. The scalable system allows for residential applications and especially for the use of municipal utility providers as well as power plant operators.

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      Mentions: Argentina Schmid
    10. German Energy Storage Association established in Berlin

      German Energy Storage Association established in Berlin

      "Our (mission is to establish) energy storage as an energy resource along with the conventional and renewable energy supply in order to introduce more efficient, reliable, low-cost and safe energy resources ... we want to support the development of a stable energy storage market in Germany, which will ... serve as a model for additional markets in Europe and worldwide," said the Founding President, Prof. Dr. Weber.

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    11. Energy storage: Could hydrogen be the answer?

      Energy storage: Could hydrogen be the answer?

      “The investment costs and amount of land required for pumped hydro and CAES are very high,” explains Suba Arunkumar, author of a Frost and Sullivan market report. “And batteries cannot cope with the large amount of energy storage required for large-scale energy storage applications. Hydrogen has the potential to be an online power source with automatic control that can respond rapidly to correct fluctuations, with a response time of less than a minute.”

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      Mentions: Germany Siemens UK
    12. Research: Significant Expansion Opportunity for Smart-Grid (includes storage)

      Research: Significant Expansion Opportunity for Smart-Grid (includes storage)

      In accommodating renewables, only bulk storage technologies will generate significant revenue (an estimated $105M) for 2012 ... If transmission, distribution, and residential storage is aggregated, total revenue will be $877M in 2018. Considering that both distribution and residential storage for renewables integration registered no revenue at the start of the forecast period, this is considerable progress.

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      Mentions: California
    13. Intersolar Europe: Focuses on storage and grid integration - Munich 13-15 June

      Intersolar Europe: Focuses on storage and grid integration - Munich 13-15 June

      The conference focuses on Electricity Storage and Grid Integration.  Power storage and the integration of decentralised storage systems into the grid are expected to play a crucial role in transforming the way electricity is supplied.  New storage technologies may also play their part in easing the burden on the grid and boosting the contribution of PV to the energy supply.

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    14. Fraunhofer software makes near-term power forecasts from aggregations of renewable suppliers

      Fraunhofer software makes near-term power forecasts from aggregations of renewable suppliers

      To achieve the best possible prediction, forecasts from multiple suppliers and various renewable energies are summarised into an optimised meta-forecast for the next day. The collective result represents the entire projected volume of green electricity and enables eco-power to be marketed in advance on the European Power Exchange (EPEX).

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    15. New CEO for Siemens Solar & Hydro Division

      New CEO for Siemens Solar & Hydro Division
      Effective 10 November 2011, Theodor (Ted) Scheidegger will become chief executive officer of the Solar & Hydro Division of Siemens Energy. Scheidegger previously held executive positions in various companies, most recently as CEO of Sovello AG, an integrated supplier of solar wafers, cells and modules.
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    16. Small Scale Solar Battery w/ Diesel Generator Back-up

      Small Scale Solar Battery w/ Diesel Generator Back-up
      WhisperPower in the Netherlands has developed a system to provide electricity without a (permanent) grid connection. The Grid Independer can deliver 230V alternating current (AC)/50 Hz, 7 kilowatts (kW) from the internal maintenance-free gel battery via a true sine-wave inverter and can be run in parallel with the WhisperPower diesel generator.
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